one-many

[ wuhn-men-ee; usually read as wuhn-tuh-men-ee ]
/ ˈwʌnˈmɛn i; usually read as ˈwʌn təˈmɛn i /

adjective Logic, Mathematics.

(of a relation) having the property that an element may be assigned to several elements but that given an element, only one may be assigned to it.

QUIZZES

Can You Ace This Quiz About “Compliment” vs. “Complement”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

Origin of one-many

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for one-many

one-many

adjective

maths logic (of a relation) holding between more than one ordered pair of elements with the same first member
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012